View the exhibition SPACE, LINE & COLOUR 14-23 by John Petch at INNSide by Melia Liverpool throughout the summer.
John Petch, born in Liverpool now living in Cheshire, trained to teach art in Liverpool, working in a number of local schools. He says:
“My work investigates the relationship between line and space. Challenging how the brain perceives and makes sense of the difference between what is understood and unfamiliar. I began painting in the mid 1960s moving from Op Art to Geometrical Abstraction being inspired by geometric imagery and pattern.
My paintings invite the viewer to be drawn into a conversation from a simple statement of pattern to the relationship between art and mathematical special awareness.”
My work is Geometric to hard edge abstract often with recognisable context. I have a fascination with perspective, line, space and colour interpreting the world around especially in the relationship of buildings to their setting and the energy they portray. I simplify by abstracting detail into related plains of colour.
In 2016 I was commissioned by the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark to produce artwork for the cover of their thirteenth Studio Album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ with further covers and related work. In 2019 completing a design for the windows of the phone box, in Meols, made famous through OMD’s second single release ‘Red Frame White Light’.
Displayed work for this exhibition covers the period from 2014 to the present.
Visit dot-art Gallery at 14 Queen Avenue, Castle Street, Liverpool L2 4TX (5 minutes’ walk away) or dot-art.co.uk to find out more.